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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff Writer | November 22, 1993
A West Annapolis resident has objected to new stop signs posted on Annapolis Street at Giddings Avenue, prompting the city and a neighborhood association to poll the community.Richard Kibbe of Shiley Street petitioned the city council to remove the signs, which were posted late last month, after his wife's car was nearly hit as she passed through the intersection."The concern is the potential for a serious accident," Mr. Kibbe said. "I wonder how a stop sign can be placed without a traffic study and without consulting the neighborhood or businesses."
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2013
The National Transportation Safety Board released new details Wednesday on its investigation into last month's train derailment and explosion in Rosedale, finding that more chemicals were released in the crash than originally reported. NTSB investigators also found that stop signs at the grade crossing where a truck and freight train collided were faded and had been taken off their original mountings. The report is preliminary, and the board has said its full investigation into the derailment could take a year or more.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Staff Writer | September 16, 1992
The days of the Central Avenue speedway in Glen Burnie may be numbered.Motorists have long found that the wide street, free of stop signs, is a quick shortcut between Dorsey Road and Crain Highway.Neighbors have long complained that speeding traffic disturbs the tranquillity of the tree-lined, residential street.Bowing to the wishes of residents, the county plans to put up four-way stop signs on Friday at Central Avenue intersections with Oak Lane and D Street.Also, come Friday, Linden Lane will become one-way northbound between Central Avenue and Greenway.
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February 19, 2013
As a motorcyclist, I am always fascinated by the concerns of bicyclists as to helmets ("Helmet bills gets objections from bike advocates," Feb. 13). If you switched the mode of transportation, you would see the same arguments apply. Yet motorcyclists are not allowed the same opportunity afforded the others. We are required to wear helmets, period. Bicyclists are only required to wear them if they are under 16 years old. Both bicyclists and motorcyclists have to obey the laws that apply to all motor vehicles including speed limits, stop signs, yield signs or any other traffic control devices.
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July 8, 1996
The town of Hampstead will install three stop signs at intersections on Clearview and Ralph avenues to reduce speeding in the Roberts Field neighborhood.The signs, which will be enforced beginning July 15, will be at Clearview and Huntsman Trail, Clearview and Ralph, and Ralph and Century Street.Violators will be fined $65.Town officials approved installation of the signs because the streets have become a popular alternate route for motorists trying to avoid traffic on Route 30.The streets don't have sidewalks and frequently are used by pedestrians.
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Staff Writer | November 11, 1992
You wouldn't think new stop signs at an intersection would cause a big hubbub, but it sure has in Columbia's Village of Hickory Ridge.Three accidents in the past three weeks at the corner of Owen Brown Road and Martin Drive have residents worried.County work crews have already started to correct the problem by installing "rumble strips" on Owen Brown Road to alert motorists that they must now yield to traffic on the newly extended Martin Drive.Workers began laying the strips this week, but ran out of materials, said C. Edward Walter, chief of the county's division of traffic engineering.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 11, 2001
Manchester town officials plan to install three stop signs in the Whispering Valley community to slow traffic. Police Chief Charles Lewis recommended Tuesday night that signs be added at Rachele Court, Augusta Road and Michelle Road, off Route 30, to break up long stretches of open street between existing stop signs. Recent speed monitoring on the 20-mph roads found a range of 17 mph to 42 mph, he said, with about 7 percent of vehicles speeding. The chief also received approval to seek a surplus military four-wheel-drive vehicle for use primarily in snow.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer | November 17, 1993
With the average speed along Macbeth Way reaching well above the posted limit, residents are asking the county to deter speeders with stop signs.In a meeting with the county Department of Public Works yesterday, Michael Merges of the Hilltop Community Association said recent studies show that the average rate through the 25-mph zone is 43 mph.Macbeth Way, a 40-foot-wide road that winds through several South Carroll developments, attracts speeders, said...
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | December 14, 1995
Plans for extending Monroe Avenue to form a connector road between South Carroll's two major state highways -- Routes 32 and 26 -- have been on the books for years, and county officials haven't ruled out that option.But in the meantime, they have moved to appease residents and make life unpleasant for speeders."Its a wide street and an invitation to speed," said J. Michael Evans, director of public works. "But they can't go through here at 40 miles per hour anymore."Two islands, speed humps and stop signs are controlling speed on the three-quarter-mile stretch from Liberty Road south to Oklahoma Road.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | October 1, 1995
The Harford County Sheriff's Office has begun to crack down on motorists running four-way stop signs at Brookside and Top View drives and Fountain Rock Way in Edgewood after 20 parents complained about the scofflaws, a sheriff's spokesman said.In a 90-minute span Monday, two deputies from the Harford County Sheriff's Office issued 12 tickets and one warning to motorists who failed to stop at that intersection, said Sgt. Edward Hopkins, the spokesman."Deputy 1st Class Dave Betz wrote four more citations in 40 minutes at the corner on Wednesday," Sergeant Hopkins said.
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January 7, 2013
I live on 11800 Sweet Land Way in Columbia and lately have noticed that many of the stop sign posts around Little Patuxent Parkway loop/Bright Passage, etc., are either broken and laying on the ground or leaning and ready to fall. Not sure who is responsible for fixing them, but the authorities involved (should) know about this issue. Ali Sadeghi Columbia
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December 6, 2011
The following letter was addressed to Laurel Mayor Craig Moe: Delayed congratulation on your win for a new term. I truly hope things in town will get better this time around. That said now that the Double Dipper Ice cream Parlor and Cafe (DD) has officially opened across the street from me, now is the time to revisit an issue I have brought up to you many times in the past, a stop sign on Montgomery at Ninth Street. I spoke to the DD's owner, Robert Crowell, about this situation.
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September 9, 2011
The intersection of Tamar Drive and Old Montgomery Road is a disaster waiting to happen. I moved to Columbia six years ago, leaving the crazy traffic issues of Montgomery Country far behind me. Ever since the move I have had to deal with the issues surrounding this neighborhood intersection, located within feet of Jeffers Hill Elementary. I cannot even begin to count the numerous "would-be" accidents that I have almost been involved in due to an egregious error in placement of a stop sign on Old Montgomery Road.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2011
The problem: A bus stop in Homeland has been missing for months. The backstory: Tyler Corkum has exhibited patience that one might not expect from a college student. The rising Drexel University sophomore contacted Watchdog in May about a missing bus stop sign on East Northern Parkway at St. Albans Way. Corkum sometimes rides the bus and noted that as the No. 44 or No. 11 bus approaches the intersection, the automated public address system announces St. Albans Way, but because of the missing sign, drivers don't always stop there, even when passengers pull the stop cord.
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By The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2011
A 17-year-old woman drove through a stop sign in Columbia and struck a police cruiser, injuring an officer Wednesday evening, Howard County police said. The accident occurred just before 6 p.m. on Quarterstaff Road, when the southbound teen hit a marked police car driven by Officer Christopher Calcaterra, 26, who was headed west on Freetown Road, police said. The officer, who was briefly trapped in the car, was taken to Howard County General Hospital, where he was treated for injuries that were not considered life-threatening, police said.
NEWS
February 28, 2011
For most people living in Maryland, Feb. 9 was a fairly ho-hum Wednesday. Del. Curt Anderson quit the tea party; in College Park, Gary Williams surpassed the late John Wooden for career basketball coaching wins; and the latest test scores showed Maryland students doing well in high school advanced placement tests. But for Maryland school bus drivers, the day was somewhat more notable. Asked to keep track of all the motorists who passed them illegally — that is, while they were stopped with flashers blinking, stop sign arm extended and picking up or dropping off children — on that one particular day (or Feb. 10, if it was a snow day)
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer | July 16, 1993
Central Avenue attracts many motorists seeking a short cut from Route 32 to Obrecht Road in Sykesville. An alarming number of speeders are cutting the route shorter still."
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer | July 16, 1993
Central Avenue attracts many motorists seeking a short cut from Route 32 to Obrecht Road in Sykesville. An alarming number of speeders are cutting the route shorter still."
NEWS
December 25, 2010
The problem: A "no stopping" sign on North Charles Street lists incorrect hours when cars aren't allowed to stop. The backstory: Motorists new to Baltimore sometimes have an expensive lesson to learn. On some major roadways, cars are not permitted to stop during certain hours. Sometimes the prohibition falls during the morning rush, and sometimes it happens in the evening. If cars are parked in these zones during the forbidden hours, they may be towed to permit a smoother flow of traffic during peak hours.
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